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1837 DIME - CAPPED BUST
(see also 1837 Dime - Seated Liberty)

PCGS No: 4529

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 359,500
Proofs: estimated 10

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 18.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 41.3 grains (2.70 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Varieties (4):
JR-1 - 
JR-2 - 
JR-3 - 
JR-4 - 

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 497, "JR-3", not plated, sold for $488.75

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5228, "JR-4, R-1", not illustrated, sold for $402.50

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6934, "JR-3", not illustrated, sold for $368.00

AU-55.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6733, "JR-4", not illustrated, sold for $776.25

NGC EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1500, "Small Date", sold for $414.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
 
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service